recorded autumn 2004, cottbus, germany. the collaboration between ralf schuster and stefan hetzel dates back to the early 1990s. though they always tried to put their individual experiments in music into their duo work, the recordings here document a more conventional approach. stefan hetzel rearranged the songs (that were composed by ralf schuster playing the accordeon) for piano, and ralf schuster sang along as good as possible. the pieces were recorded to dat, using a stereo microphone, and digitally post-produced by stefan hetzel.